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Forest Interactive celebrates 15 years, establishes foundation to advance sustainability goal
Published:  Jun 3, 2021 9:45 AM
Updated: 2:37 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, June 2, 2021 – Forest Interactive celebrates 15 years, and in tandem, establishes the Forest Interactive Foundation to advance its corporate responsibility, sustainable development, and charitable giving goals.

The establishment comes just as the Malaysia-headquartered company wraps up its Ramadan corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives for vulnerable groups in Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan.

Talents from Forest Interactive Indonesia volunteered during Ramadan last month to purchase daily necessities worth approximately RM7,500 for more than 90 families in the fishing village of Cilincing in North Jakarta.

Since 2006, Forest Interactive has pursued its mission and steadfast commitment in shaping future innovators in schools all over Malaysia, building a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, addressing inequity by increasing access to basic needs for underserved communities, as well as combating climate change.

“Forest Interactive Foundation is the next step in the company's commitment to empowering communities in our connected world,” explained Sheena Pimentel, Head of Corporate PR at Forest Interactive. “Understanding realities in our surrounding communities, we aim to bridge localities and businesses by fostering partnerships between public and private organizations, to achieve impact and sustainability while inspiring others through best practices.”

Earlier this year, Forest Interactive donated laptops to high-need, high-potential students represented by Closing The Gap, a program under Yayasan Tunku Abdul Rahman.

Forest Interactive has been a United Nations Global Compact member since 2017, centring its programs around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Since 2016, it has also partnered with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) to fund and collaborate on initiatives such as LEVEL UP @ Schools, Kre8tif!@Schools, #MyDigitalMaker Fair, Digital Ninja, and Duta Kaunselor Kerjaya Digital (DKKD). Forest Interactive employees also volunteer as mentors to students – future innovators – all over Malaysia and Indonesia who are interested to pursue their careers in the tech industry.

A LEVEL UP @ Schools session at MRSM Kuala Krai, Kelantan, in 2018, where 13 Forest Interactive volunteers assisted and coached students throughout the game development program.

“With over 250 talents of 30 nationalities in 17 offices around the world, we champion the unique cultures of our workforce through celebrations of their National Days and UN International Days close to their hearts, as well as cultural exchange sessions,” continued Pimentel. “These internal events have allowed us to share passions in advocacies for causes that most define us as a company – chiefly, in tech education, community empowerment, and environmental initiatives.

Forest Interactive talents at the company’s Kuala Lumpur headquarters during the Eid celebration in 2019.

Forest Interactive will continue to build trust and transparency, achieve and share the world’s sustainability agenda under the Foundation. Businesses, NGOs, and communities seeking to partner with Forest Interactive Foundation for the greater good can drop a line at [email protected]

About Forest Interactive (as of June 2021)
Forest Interactive develops scalable mobile platforms that enable mobile operators and content providers to build enriched customer experiences with highly customizable and easy-to-use platforms. With over a decade of industry experience, Forest Interactive has expanded to include a workforce of 30 nationalities in 17 regional offices and 35 operating countries, providing innovative and comprehensive solutions to 90+ mobile operators and over 100+ content partners with the capacity to reach 1.4 billion subscribers worldwide. 

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